Guardians of Knowhere #1-4

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Guardians of Knowhere #1-4

Post by Col_Fury » Fri May 12, 2017 6:24 pm

GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #1 (September 2015)
By Brian Michael Bendis & Mike Deodato

APPEARANCES:
Drax the Destroyer, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Cosmo, Mantis, Yotat, bystanders
Thor (Angela Doomsdottir)

SYNOPSIS:
Thor (Angela, of Doomstadt) arrives at Knowhere looking for Gamora; she confronts Drax, who refuses to tell Thor where Gamora is. They fight. Gamora arrives and Thor charges her with exploring Battleworld without permission. Before they can fight, Rocket Raccoon shoots Thor and he escapes with Gamora and Drax. They visit Mantis, hoping she can get them out of Knowhere unseen. Gamora starts to say that she thinks reality isn’t what Doom says it is, but before she can explain they’re attacked by Yotat.

NOTE:
Knowhere is a severed Celestial head tethered to Battleworld acting as a makeshift satellite. Knowhere is not a Domain, and therefore not an individual reality like Domains are. Instead, Knowhere is populated by castoffs from other Domains/realities.

Gamora has Black Vortex powers like the regular Gamora did at the time, but we all know this isn’t the “real” Gamora. Also, this can’t be the “real” Rocket Raccoon; that one’s corpse appeared in SLORD&KPRY (well, the tail of his corps did, but, you know). As revealed next issue, this Rocket Raccoon has been here for at least a year (as has Drax, etc.); SLORD&KPRY takes place at most weeks before this, if not days.

GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #2 (October 2015)
By Brian Michael Bendis & Mike Deodato

APPEARANCES:
Rocket Raccoon (also in fb), Yotat (also in fb), Drax (also in fb), Gamora, Mantis
Nova Corps (in fb): Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Moondragon, Nova (Sam Alexander), Venom (Flash Thompson & Symbiote), Adam Warlock

FLASHBACK:
A year ago: Yotat is a criminal killed by other criminals. He somehow survives, but when he emerges he’s now big and powerful (or something; it’s really unclear). A few months later, he kills the criminals that tried to kill him, and declares himself the boss of Knowhere. Rocket Raccoon and Drax try to beat him up, but they’re interrupted when the Nova Corps arrives and arrests Yotat.
SYNOPSIS:
Drax, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora and Mantis fight Yotat.

NOTE:
These Nova Corps characters are basically the Bendis GotG tagalong characters, plus Moondragon, Adam Warlock and Nova (Sam, named in #4), all empowered by the Nova Corps. They’re called the Knowhere police by Thor/Angela next issue, more or less.

GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #3 (October 2015)
By Brian Michael Bendis & Mike Deodato

APPEARANCES:
Drax, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Mantis, Yotat, Hala the Accuser, bystanders
Nova Corps: Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Nova (Sam Alexander), Venom (Flash Thompson & Symbiote), Adam Warlock
Thor (Angela Doomsdottir)

SYNOPSIS:
Thor (Angela) returns and beats up Yotat. The Nova Corps arrives and takes Yotat away. Thor confronts Gamora, who starts to say that she doesn’t think reality is what Doom says it is, but before she can explain they’re attacked by Hala the Accuser.

NOTE:
It’s mentioned that Yotat killed Moondragon when he escaped after last issue’s flashback and before issue #1.

GUARDIANS OF KNOWHERE #4 (October 2015)
By Brian Michael Bendis & Mike Deodato

APPEARANCES:
Drax, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Mantis, Hala the Accuser, bystanders
Nova Corps: Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), Iron Man (Tony Stark), Nova (Sam Alexander), Venom (Flash Thompson & Symbiote), Adam Warlock
Thor (Angela Doomsdottir)
Star-Lord (EARTH-616)

SYNOPSIS:
Everyone fights. The Nova Corps returns and they join the fight. Hala kills the Nova Corps members and Thor (Angela), and then is killed herself by Gamora and the others. Star-Lord arrives and recruits the survivors in his fight against Doom.

NOTE:
Despite Gamora recognizing Star-Lord here, again, this isn’t the “real” Gamora. She’s just from a reality that has a largely similar history to the main Marvel Universe.

Any appearances of Thor/Angela have to be before this, because she dies here.

Because Star-Lord-616 appears here, this is between SECWARS 5-6 (and after SLORD&KPRY).

I’m not seeing a specific EARTH-number for these characters anywhere. However, there is a Core Continuum catch-all number for Battleworld (like there is for House of M and others), which in theory means there’s a reality that’s largely similar to Earth-616’s current day, but with Doom in charge.

Unless we stumble across a revelation somewhere, in theory, these characters are all from EARTH-15513. For now, though, just to get the chronologies out there, I’ll just list them as | KNOWHERE and | NOVA CORPS (with the exception of Thor/Angela; her name alone is specifically tied to this Doom-in-charge setup).

Once everything has been analyzed we can see if there are any “Earth-15513” duplicate characters and go from there.

Chronologies!

STAR-LORD/PETER JASON QUILL
……
[SLORD&KPRY 3]
*GOKNWR 4 (remove brackets)
[SECWARS 7]
[SECWARS 8]

Alternate Realities page:

THOR/ANGELA DOOMSDOTTIR | EARTH-15513
GOKNWR 1
GOKNWR 3
GOKNWR 4

COSMO | KNOWHERE
GOKNWR 1

DRAX | KNOWHERE
GOKNWR 2-FB
{GOKNWR 1}
GOKNWR 2
GOKNWR 3
GOKNWR 4

GAMORA | KNOWHERE
GOKNWR 1
GOKNWR 2
GOKNWR 3
GOKNWR 4

HALA THE ACCUSER | KNOWHERE
GOKNWR 3
GOKNWR 4

MANTIS | KNOWHERE
GOKNWR 1
GOKNWR 2
GOKNWR 3
GOKNWR 4

ROCKET RACCOON | KNOWHERE
GOKNWR 2-FB
{GOKNWR 1}
GOKNWR 2
GOKNWR 3
GOKNWR 4

YOTAT | KNOWHERE
GOKNWR 2-FB
{GOKNWR 1}
GOKNWR 2
GOKNWR 3

CAPTAIN MARVEL/CAROL DANVERS | NOVA CORPS
GOKNWR 2-FB
GOKNWR 3
GOKNWR 4

IRON MAN/TONY STARK | NOVA CORPS
GOKNWR 2-FB
GOKNWR 3
GOKNWR 4

MOONDRAGON | NOVA CORPS
GOKNWR 2-FB

NOVA/SAM ALEXANDER | NOVA CORPS
GOKNWR 2-FB
GOKNWR 3
GOKNWR 4

VENOM/FLASH THOMPSON | NOVA CORPS
GOKNWR 2-FB
GOKNWR 3
GOKNWR 4

VENOM SYMBIOTE | NOVA CORPS
GOKNWR 2-FB
GOKNWR 3
GOKNWR 4

WARLOCK, ADAM | NOVA CORPS
GOKNWR 2-FB
GOKNWR 3
GOKNWR 4
-Daron Jensen

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Re: Guardians of Knowhere #1-4

Post by Jason Doty » Fri May 12, 2017 11:31 pm

Just a heads up, If I remember correctly Thor (Angela) appears in M.O.D.O.K.: ASSASSIN (2015) 1-5

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